Mind control in media. – Ash
“A symbol is a mark, sign, or word that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an idea, object, or relationship. Symbols allow people to go beyond what is known or seen by creating linkages between otherwise very different concepts and experiences. All communication (and data processing) is achieved through the use of symbols.Symbols take the form of words, sounds, gestures, ideas or visual images and are used to convey other ideas and beliefs. For example, a red octagon may be a symbol for “STOP”. On a map, a blue line might represent a river. Numerals are symbols for numbers. Alphabetic letters may be symbols for sounds. Personal names are symbols representing individuals. A red rose may symbolize love and compassion. The variable ‘x’, in a mathematical equation, may symbolize the position of a particle in space. In cartography, an organized collection of symbols forms a legend for a map.”-wikipedia. Symbology is the study of symbols.
“Media studies is a discipline and field of study that deals with the content, history, and effects of various media; in particular, the mass media. Media studies may draw on traditions from both the social sciences and the humanities, but mostly from its core disciplines of mass communication, communication, communication sciences, and communication studies. Researchers may also develop and employ theories and methods from disciplines including cultural studies, rhetoric (including digital rhetoric), philosophy, literary theory, psychology, political science, political economy, economics, sociology, anthropology, social theory, art history and criticism, film theory, feminist theory, and information theory.”-wikipedia
Game studies: applying the social sciences, ludology, and narratology to video games & other cultural artifacts. It’s not all about game theories, let’s plays, and art here, we don a darker tone and take a more serious approach in documenting the underlying symbolism and philosophical underpinnings of a work’s imagery and narrative. Through analysis and review we start to tumble down the rabbit hole – a metaphor for an entry into the unknown, the disorienting or the mentally deranging, occult, fringe, esoteric or even forbidden…
Welcome to Down The Rabbit Hole, a program guided by recognized and award winning artist Asher Aries, the MUSHROOMBASSIST, A.K.A. The King Of Games.
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